Have you ever broken a hot dog in half, shoved the bun in a bucket of hot water and stuffed it into your mouth? If so, you would probably be a competitive eater! The most famous competitive eating competition is the July 4th Nathans hotdog eating contest…but there are competitive eating contests for volume like the ice cream contest in Delaware and spiciness like the jalapeño contest in Laredo. How does one even eat 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes?? Like where does that food even go! In this episode we explore the science and the characters behind the disgusting but remarkable sport of competitive eating.
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